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Tuesday 6th April 2010: Leading videogames publisher Rising
Star Games today confirms that the highly anticipated sequel No
More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be released throughout
Europe on 28th May, exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.
Travis Touchdown, the pro-wrestling-obsessed assassin, returns
three years after he first became the top assassin in the United
Assassins Association (UAA) and walked away. Fighting to avenge the
brutal murder of his best friend, Travis must rise through the
ranks of an incredible 51 assassins to once again make it the top
of the UAA league table.
But it won't be easy as there are more deadly bosses than ever
before. To prepare gamers with the tools to make it a fair fight,
there are a total of six different weapons in the game - including
a highly covetable dual-beam katana - along with 13 unique
wrestling moves to master as well as exhilarating Tiger
To further expand gameplay, there are two new playable
characters: Henry, Travis's twin brother who was once married to
Sylvia Christel; and Shinobu Jacobs, Travis's protege whose
signature move is the Sonic Sword.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle also includes 8-bit
arcade-style addictive mini-games that crop up in Travis's side
jobs, providing opportunities to earn money for different items,
such as weapons and clothing. And, to allow gamers to focus 100% on
the action, the game also features a brand new and easy-to-navigate
2D map so they can jump straight into battles.
Developed by Goichi 'Suda51' Suda's studio, Grasshopper
Manufacture, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is the only
sequel the team has ever worked on, and Suda51 has famously named
it the No More Heroes game he originally wanted to make.
"We're really excited to announce the official European release
date No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle," says Martin Defries,
managing director, Rising Star Games. "The original became a cult
hit on the Wii when it released four years ago and the sequel is
set to attract an army of new followers. The inclusion of blood
also means No More Heroes 2 will be available in Europe the way the
legendary Suda51 intended."
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle launches on 28th May
exclusively on the Nintendo Wii.
Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly here.
Sign up to Rising Star Game's Media Bank here:
For further information, screenshots and press samples (when
available), please contact:
Ali Wood (Premier PR)
Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)
France - Namco Bandai Partners
Germany - Koch Media
Spain - Nintendo Iberica
Italy - Cidiverte
Benelux - CLD Distribution
Nordic - Bergsala
Australia - All Interactive Entertainment
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About Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for
Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™, Sony PS3 and
PSP™ in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese
video game publisher and content developer Intergrow Inc and long
standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games
is now in its sixth year of trading and has published more than 50
titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside
the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more
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